Fall Propane Tank Maintenance Checklist - Delta Liquid Energy

Fall Propane Tank Maintenance Checklist

Fall Propane Tank Maintenance Checklist

Follow these Fall Propane Tank Maintenance Tips for Optimal Propane Use This Season

Fall is the ideal time to prepare your propane system for the colder months ahead. Ensuring that your propane tank and appliances are in good condition will keep your home warm, safe, and efficient throughout the fall and winter. Here’s a comprehensive fall propane tank maintenance checklist:

Visual Inspection:

Propane Tank Exterior: Check the tank for signs of rust, corrosion, or physical damage. If you notice any issues, contact your propane supplier for an inspection.

Piping and Connections: Inspect all propane lines, fittings, and connections for leaks, damage, or wear. Leaking propane can be dangerous, so address any issues immediately.

Tank Level Check:

Gauge Reading: Verify the propane tank’s gauge reading to ensure you have an adequate supply for the colder months. Schedule a propane delivery if the tank is low.

Appliance Inspection:

Furnace or Heater: Have a professional inspect and service your propane furnace or heater to ensure it’s working efficiently.

Water Heater: Check for leaks and ensure it’s heating water properly. Schedule maintenance if needed.

Fireplace or Stove: If you use propane for heating or decorative purposes, make sure these appliances are clean, in good working order, and venting properly.

Clear Ventilation:

Ensure that vents and flues for propane appliances are clear of debris, nests, or obstructions. Proper ventilation is crucial for safety and efficiency.

Test Alarms:

Check and test your propane and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning correctly.

Replace Filters:

Replace or clean air filters in your propane appliances as recommended by the manufacturer. Clean filters improve efficiency and indoor air quality.

Emergency Shut-Off Procedures:

Familiarize yourself and your household with the location of the propane tank’s emergency shut-off valve and how to use it in case of an emergency.

Schedule Professional Inspection:

Arrange for a qualified propane technician to perform a comprehensive inspection of your propane system, including the tank, piping, and appliances. They can identify and address any potential issues.

Outdoor Tank Considerations:

If your propane tank is located outdoors, ensure it is clear of snow, ice, and debris during the winter months. This allows for easy access and prevents damage.

Emergency Kit:

Prepare an emergency kit that includes essentials such as blankets, flashlights, and non-perishable food items, in case of a power outage or propane supply interruption.


Additionally, here are some quick tips to maintain your propane tank’s safety and cleanliness:

Clear the Area: Remove leaves, debris, and overgrown plants from around your propane tank to ensure proper ventilation and reduce fire hazards.

Check for Leaks: Perform a leak check by applying a soapy water solution to all propane connections and valves. Bubbles indicate a leak; contact a professional if you find one.

Secure the Lid: If your tank has a lid, make sure it’s securely fastened to protect your tank from moisture, rust, and damage.

Trim Surrounding Trees: Trim branches and limbs near the tank to prevent them from falling on it during windy fall days.

Inspect Hoses and Regulators: Ensure hoses and regulators are in good condition, free from cracks or damage, to prevent leaks and inefficient propane use.

Keep it Upright: Always store propane tanks upright; avoid laying them on their sides, as this can affect the internal safety valve.

Schedule Maintenance: Regularly schedule maintenance with a professional propane technician for safety checks and to ensure everything is in working order.


By following this combined checklist, you’ll maintain the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your propane system throughout the fall and winter, providing peace of mind for you and your family.


If you have any questions or need to schedule maintenance, reach out to your local Delta Liquid Energy office today!